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Buzz Aldrin encourages Nepal youth to dream impossible

'The moon man' Aldrin Buzz sahres his experience in a programme organised at the Nepal Academy Hall, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Photo: Skanda Gautam

Kathmandu, September 9, 2016: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two humans to land on the moon, has appealed to the Nepali youngsters to work together to achieve impossible dreams for the humankind.

In his nearly an hour-long presentation at the Nepal Academy Hall in Kathmandu today, the Lunar Module pilot in Apollo 11 while sharing his experiences of landing and walking on the moon, said “We made it (an “impossible” dream) possible to land and walk on the moon through the collective efforts.”

Saying that Nepali youth could easily achieve any impossible dream in their lifetime if they put their hands together, the moon-walker said that he wanted to inspire the world to bring a human settlement to the Mars.

“It is achievable though it sounds impossible for now.”

The author of No Dream is too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon also shared that his photograph was the first selfie taken in the space while he along with Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969.

Recounting Buzz’s first successful human mission to the moon, his son Andrew, who is coordinating the Mars mission, said that they were planning to send NASA’s unmanned Orion capsule for a space-test mission in 2018.

Earlier, the astronauts had also attended an event in Sunsari-based Everest Science Centre Nepal and made them to Lumbini and Chitwan. ESCN Executive Chairman Dilip Adhikari said that the team would be taken to a mountain flight on Friday morning.

Buzz along with a team of astronauts had landed in Kathmandu on September 4 and is scheduled to fly back to the United States today evening.

By Rajan Pokhrel